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Sinsinawa

Thank you to Sinsinawa for inviting WLFN to tour Sinsinawa Mounds Center in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, meet with the Collaborative Farm coordinator and farmers and the Land Stewardship coordinator!

Sinsinawa

healthTIDE in Wisconsin Rapids

Thank you to healthTIDE for coordinating a Regional Rally in Wisconsin Rapids!

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Nutrition Incentive Network

Thank you to the Nutrition Incentive Network for inviting WLFN to be a part of your planning process to improve local food access throughout Wisconsin!

Farmshed

Thank you to Farmshed, for discussing partnership opportuntieis and brainstorming events and strategies to improve options for local farms and food businesses in Wisconsin!

Farmshed

Medical College of Wisconsin

Thank you to Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Healthy Communities for meeting about new and creative ways to distribute food throughout Wisconsin regions!

MCW

Food Finance Institute

Thank you to the Food Finance Institute to discuss ways WLFN can better coordinate business resources for farm and food businesses in Wisconsin!

Food Finance Institute 


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United Way Fox Cities – 12 Americorps Positions!

Calumet County Health Department/Ascension Calumet County Hospital
City of Appleton Health Department
Mosaic Family Health/Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program
Riverview Gardens
SOAR Fox Cities
ThedaCare
United Way Fox Cities
UW-Oshkosh Head Start
Winnebago County Health Department
YMCA of the Fox Cities

Weight of the Fox Valley or call (920)735-5479

National Farm to School Network – (Remote Position) – Development Director

Farm to School

Reap Food Group, Madison, WI – Communications Intern

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8th Annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners National Conference!

Call for Workshop Proposals – Aug 21
Conference Held on October 19 – 21, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina

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HealthTIDE Regional Rally

Chippewa Valley Wavemaker Rally
Thursday, August 23rd
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
RCU Conference Room (200 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire, WI 54703)

healthtide

Seed Saving Class: Harvest and Cleaning

Hungry Turtle Farm, near Amery, WI
September 4, 5:30PM
$15 Registration

Farm Table Foundation


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The Ugly Truth of Ugly Produce

What happens when food waste (ugly produce) is commodified, rebranded and sold to consumers as environmental activism? Fresh produce that would go to food banks to serve the poor is instead turned into a profit. Small and urban farmers risk losing their CSAs – their “lifeline to economic viability.” CSAs are forced to scale back their food justice projects as customers are lost to a hungry startup. The cause of food waste remains untouched.

Read the Ugly Truth of Ugly Produce to uncover the reality of corporate-supported agriculture masked as a social enterprise combating food waste.

This blog was written by the crew at Phat Beets Produce in collaboration with Food First.

FoodFirst


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Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant Application Period Now Open

Launched in 2008, the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) competitive grant program is designed to strengthen Wisconsin’s agricultural and food industries by working to reduce the marketing, distribution, and processing hurdles that impede the expansion of sales of Wisconsin’s food products to local purchasers.

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